World's Best Islands 2012

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Vancouver Island was named one of the top islands in the world in the annual Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best survey. Readers ranked their favorites and it looks like Hawaii is a popular destination as the state claimed three spots on the list. The top spot went to Boracay, Philippines.

 

No. 10 Vancouver Island, British Columbia 

A playground for kayakers, hikers, and whale-watchers, Vancouver Island is covered in stately pine forests that shelter endangered birds and surrounded by waters filled with oysters, crabs, and other shellfish. It’s a short ferry (or seaplane) ride over from the city of Vancouver.
Best Beach: Chesterman Beach in Tofino is ideal for quiet strolls in summer and big-wave-watching in winter. No matter the season, brave surfers can’t stay away from those chilly Pacific swells.
Where to Stay: Wickaninnish Inn is all about rustic luxury, with 75 rooms, a restaurant with 360-degree water views, and a nature-inspired spa.

Top 10 Best Island’s in the world

  1. Boracay, Philippines
  2. Bali, Indonesia
  3. Galápagos Islands, Ecuador
  4. Maui, Hawaii
  5. Great Barrier Reef Islands, Australia
  6. Santorini, Greece
  7. Kauai, Hawaii
  8. Big Island, Hawaii
  9. Sicily, Italy
  10. Vancouver Island, British Columbia

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